It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.
You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog, or if you don’t have a blog at all, just use the comments to tell us about a book you remember fondly.
Throwback Thursday is not limited to just books! Throwback Thursday is dedicated to shining the spotlight on any book-related old favorites that need to be remembered. What’s your favorite classic television show or movie adaptation? What about your favorite song? Was your favorite toy a character from a book?
Here’s how it works:
- Pick any book released more than 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children’s; doesn’t matter. Any book will do.
- Write up a short summary of the book (include the title, author, and cover art) and an explanation of why you love it. Make sure to link back to The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books in your post.
- Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
- Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list!
Feel free to grab the Throwback Thursday button code from the sidebar to use in your posts.
Thanks for participating, and we look forward to seeing which books you choose to remember!
Don’t miss the giveaway announcement at the end of this post!
Summary: A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger’s cinematic storytelling that makes the novel’s unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.
An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler’s Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come.
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I couldn’t put it down! It’s not your classic sci-fi time traveling novel – it’s definitely more of a romance with a time traveling element to it. But it was fascinating to read. There was a movie version released in 2009 starring Rachel McAdams – but it was nowhere near as good as the novel. So much was left out – and the chemistry between Clare and Henry that just oozes off the pages of the book was really nowhere to be found in the movie.
New Year’s Throwback Giveaway
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January is THROWBACK MONTH! To start 2013 off with a bang, Lauren and I are giving away a Throwback book/movie combination to one winner at the end of the month.
YES! YOU CAN WIN THINGS! *flails wildly*
The catch? Linking up your Throwback posts and promoting Throwback Thursday is what gets you entries! Each week you’ll need to link your post up and comment either on my post or Lauren’s if you want additional entries for promoting the feature (link to your tweet or Facebook post about it).